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UNIPLANAR MOTION OF A RIGID BODY 227
Multiplying both sides of the last equation by 2 — dt, and integrating we
But — = 0 when 6 = 0, therefore c = ^. Hence d£ a
a>2 = ^(1-0080). a
DISCUSSION. — It will be observed that this result is already given by the energy equation.
When 6 = ^, co2 = — , therefore the door strikes the floor with an 2i d
angular velocity of t /£_£ . Thus the greater a the less the angular velocity
with which the door strikes the floor. On the other hand the linear velocity with which the end of the door strikes the floor increases with a, since
= 3ag, whentf = ^-
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